Prince Philip: The Plot to Make a King
CHANNEL 4, 9PM
The inside story of the dynastic tensions that were unleased when Princess Elizabeth, the future queen, fell in love with Prince Philip. It was felt that Philip was rough and ill-mannered - and with the Second World War still fresh in most people’s minds, the royal and political elite disliked his German roots. But following the death of King George VI in 1952, the establishment feared a dynastic coup, with the Queen torn between the two sides. The documentary examines the complexities and frustrations of the royal marriage.
On trial: Gabby Logan hosts.